CWA Local 1033 Holiday Party 12/20/18 At Rho Waterfront

2018 Holiday Party Flyer



50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08611

4:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Great Food, Music, Dancing, Door Prizes, Fun

Members with Valid ID can pick up their tickets at the Local 1033 Headquarters

November 15th thru December 17th

During Normal Hours 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM 

Or until 6:00 PM on December 12th, 14th and 17th


GUESTS – $35.00 – Limit 1 Guest per Member / Retiree

ID will be required at the Rho Entrance to be admitted. 

There will be no tickets available at the door

Union Plus Free College Benefit

Free College for Union Members and Their Families

The Union Plus Free College Benefit, brought to you in partnership with AFSCME, can help you (and your family members) afford a college education without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt.

What is The Union Plus Free College Benefit?

Under an academic partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College, the Union Plus Free College Benefit offers grants — known as “last dollar scholarships” — that fill the gap between any federal, state and employer education grants for tuition, fees, and e-books for certain online programs at Eastern Gateway.

Free College is possible thanks to the early support and enthusiasm of AFSCME, who entered into a collaboration with Eastern Gateway Community College in 2016. Since 2016, thousands of students have taken advantage of millions of dollars in Free College scholarships.

Earn an Associate Degree — completely online, for FREE! Even if you don’t qualify for student financial aid, the Union Plus Free College Benefit will be applied to your balance for tuition, fees and e-books.

Eastern Gateway Community College

Eastern Gateway Community College is a fully accredited, non-profit public institution that is part of the University System of Ohio. Students can enroll in the distance learning program from anywhere in the U.S. The program offers seven associate degrees and two certificate programs. Credits can be transferred to a four-year college.

Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Associate of Arts
  • Business Management — with Optional Concentrations in: Labor Studies; Entrepreneurship; Health Care Management; Human Resources; Information Technology; Marketing or Finance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Individualized Study
  • Paralegal

Certificate Programs

  • Business Management – with an optional concentration in Accounting
  • Patient Navigator
Classes Begin Every 8 Weeks
  • Classes are online so they fit into your schedule
  • Attend full-time or take as little as one class per term
  • Credits can transfer to other schools
  • Advising and tutoring is available to support students


Flyer for worksite: CWA 1033 Education & Scholarship News DECEMBER 2018

Day after Thanksgiving

CWA Members: In response to your questions, CWA inquired about the status of the day after Thanksgiving. Governor Murphy will not be signing an Executive Order to close the State of NJ this Friday for non-essential employees. We are sharing this information so all members are aware.

While it has been 10 years since a Governor has closed on the day after Thanksgiving, we disagree with this decision. We had hoped that members would be able to enjoy time with their families without the use of personal leave time. We have discussed with the Governor’s office, and we expect Departments will soon be notified, that requests for time off will be granted as liberally as possible.

Although we have never before had the day after Thanksgiving off as part of our Contract, we will bring this matter up at the bargaining table. However, we continue to believe that the day after Thanksgiving should be a day when the State is closed as a matter of policy and are unwilling to trade any of our existing holidays for this day.

We wish you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday.

CWA 1033 Membership Meeting

Brothers and Sisters,

Membership Meeting rescheduled for 11/20

As of 2:30pm 11/15 our General Membership Meeting is cancelled go to weather. Be safe brothers and sisters.

Join us Nov. 15, 2018 at 4:30PM at our CWA 1033 Membership Meeting held at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.  Dinner will be served.

Nominate Tom Bruno as State Employee Representative to the Board of Trustees of the PERS system

Brothers and sisters,

Between now and January 4th, 2019, we have an opportunity to nominate our Union Brother, Tom Bruno for re-election to the board of Trustees of the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).

Tom has represented your interests n the PERS Board of Trustees for the past 12 years.

Tom is a 35 year employee with the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (now retired) and an outspoken opponent of the privatization of pensions and other state services.

Tom Bruno Nomination PERS Board Flyer




CANCELLED – Education & Equity Committee Meeting 11/27

CWA Local 1033 Final Certification of Election

EDIT: as of 11/26/18: our meeting has been cancelled for the Education & Equity Committee.  Please visit our website/facebook for updates and announcements for when we can reschedule.


Join us for our Education & Equity Committee Meeting, Tuesday November 27th at 5:00 p.m. at CWA Local 1033 headquarters.

CWA 1033 Shop Steward Kathi Cooley is performing at the Rock For Food Event Nov. 3rd

Our shop steward, Kathi Cooley, from the Division of Law, Law and Public Safety, is performing with Midnight Rendezvous for Rock for Food, November 3rd at the Flying W Airport in Medford, NJ.

Admission is FREE with a donation of 4 or more non-perishable food items.

Let’s all show her some solidarity and be a part of a memorable night supporting a great cause!

See flyer for more information

Retroactive Pay October 26th

Please be advised of the following information for ACTIVE workers on Centralized Payroll regarding retroactive money due from the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract:


Retroactive Pay

Retroactive checks for back increments and the August 1, 2017 2% across-the-board increase will be distributed on October 26, 2018. These will be separate paper checks, and because there could be several increments owed and the pension withdrawal was different for each year of the retroactive increases, there will be several checks. In fact, if you had many personnel actions over the three years of retroactive money, including promotions, you could be receiving as many as 3 to 10 separate checks. You will have to review the pay stubs of each check so that you understand what they are for. CWA has asked for a spreadsheet of everyone’s retroactive checks. All of the checks will have withholding from them, except that you will not be charged retroactive healthcare deductions.
$650 Max Bonuses

$650 bonuses for people at max have been distributed, however, we are having a dispute with the State about some people who were not provided with these bonuses even though they did not receive increments. CWA has filed a grievance on behalf of everyone who didn’t receive an increment and should have gotten a $650 bonus but didn’t. If you should have received the bonus and didn’t, but you didn’t file a grievance, that is okay– we filed it on your behalf already.
Reviewing Retropay Calculations

When the retroactive checks are received and you have had a chance to review them, we will distribute a process for asking payroll to review any mistakes if you think one has been made. Please do not guess at how to get that addressed. This has been a complicated and difficult process of running the time clock back to get the calculations right we just need to get money in hand and work through each difficulty as it comes up.

In Solidarity,

John Rose
CWA Local 1031

Patrick Kavanagh
CWA Local 1032

Gaye Palmer
CWA Local 1033

Adam Liebtag
CWA Local 1036

Ken McNamara
CWA Local 1037

Shawn Ludwig
CWA Local 1038

Carolyn Wade
CWA Local 1040

Dennis Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President

Hetty Rosenstein
CWA NJ Area Director


Don’t wait for a tragedy to occur… get CPR trained. Save a life.

The CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee is hosting a CPR and AED Certification Training provided by the American Red Cross for CWA Local 1033 Members and Guests.

Kickoff meeting to discuss the requirements of the certification course and to register for the course will be held at CWA Local 1033 Headquarters, 321 W. State St. Trenton, NJ.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The course is $30.00 for Members, $65.00 for Guests (payment is due with registration) RSVP by Oct. 12

CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee

CWA Labor Walks start 9/29

CWA Labor Walks

Get out the vote for Andy Kim for Congress!

Join CWA Locals across NJ as we knock on doors of fellow union households in the 3rd Congressional District to urge them to join us in voting for Andy Kim for Congress.

What’s at stake:

Kim’s opponent, Republican Tom MacArthur, an insurance company executive, darling of Donald Trump, was instrumental in reviving the failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. MacArthur was the sole member of Congress from NJ to vote for Trump’s tax cuts for the rich. It’s time we give MacArthur the boot and bring in a friend to working families.

You can make a difference in flipping this seat which will help us take control of Congress away from Donald Trump. Join us in this critical effort and show up to this labor walk!

Saturday, September 29th


CWA Local 1036

26 High Street

Mount Holly


park in the public lots that you will find after turning off High Street and onto Commerce St. Look for the CWA sign in the glass window of the building at the end of the parking lot next to the creek.

Click here for flyer: sept29laborwalkflyer.pdf